BARF: How long has Alternative Tentacles been in existence for?
ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES: 37 yrs! It was founded by Jello Biafra, lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, in June of 1979 in San Francisco, Ca.
BARF: What inspired you to start your own independent label?
AT: Originally, it was used as the label name by DK to self-produce the single California Über Alles and soon after A.T. started releasing other bands like NOmeansno, Butthole Surfers, Neurosis, Leftover Crack and LA's space alien band, Zolar X.
BARF: What’s the label’s most recent release?
AT: Dead Ending
"Ivanka Wants Her Orange Back"
BARF: Contrary to not so popular belief, the Bay Area’s music scene is alive and well; currently, who’s your favorite local artist/band?
AT: The Pathogens (Cultivated from a pitri dish of Tilt, The Criminals, Fracas, The Groups, Blatz, The Undead Boys, The Twots)
BARF: What’s the most prized record you own?
AT: Teenage Head - King St. Teddy Boys LP
BARF: What are some other labels you admire (and why?)
AT: Fat, 1-2-3-4 Go, Burger and Norton for the the awesome music they put out!
BARF: Anything else that you’d like to share (music or non-music related!)?
AT: Nazi Trumps Fuck Off!